News & Events
Nov 30, 2016
1917 - 2017: 100th Anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions
Next year marks a special occasion for Portugal and the Catholic Church: the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady to the three shepherd children, the pastorinhos of Fatima, in 1917. On the first Sunday of Advent, Our Lady of Fatima parish hosted a grand lunch to kick off their fundraising for this year-long celebration. The cooks of the parish are amazing, and provided a sumptuous feast for 300 attendees.
More about this momentous Anniversary will be in the December Diocesan Messenger, so be sure to get a copy in your parish mid-December!
The statue of Our Lady, with a photograph of the children behind her, at Our Lady of Fatima parish
Fr. Marinaldo Batista (L) and Fr. Dean Henderson (R) enjoy a sumptuous feast with parishioners of Our Lady of Fatima
The amazing cooks!